Dollar Stores Are Taking Over the Grocery Business, and It’s Bad News for Public Health and Local Economies
It is my observation that true creativity often involves a marriage (or surprising connection) of two things that are not related to most people’s minds. The larger point I am trying to make here is that creative people often see connections and build bridges where others see no such things (until someone shows them! Then many of us can cross the same bridge).
Realistic hope enables us to believe that we can cope with what lies ahead and gives us the courage to step into the unknown. Without being prepared to take a risk, we don’t make new discoveries about ourselves or what it means to be a human being, nor can we find the fulfillment and happiness we long for.
It’s 4pm on a Thursday, and your child is on the couch with the iPad. You need to leave for the weekly music lesson in half an hour.
In today's episode we look at wheatgrass and the benefits of using wheatgrass juice or wheatgrass powder to our health. We show you how easy it is to grow wheatgrass in your home in a container. In just
ClassDojo is one of the most popular classroom communication apps in the world. It claims to assist teachers to create happier classrooms and bills itself as “the simple way to build an amazing classroom community”.
This is the career I expected to have. This is the way I expected my nation to progress. This is the friend I expected you to be. This is how a book proposal or business plan should look. This is how a pop song or a concerto should sound. This is the way it’s supposed to be…
There's no shortage of good advice in the world. But how to actually follow it? - When it comes to your own wellbeing, learn to schedule your 'me time' with precision.
I have eagerly awaited the final season of Game of Thrones, and its strange blend of fictive medieval Britain, supernatural monsters and pornography.
Extinction Rebellion (XR) burst onto everybody’s screens with disruptions and mass arrests across the UK and around the world, in protest against government inaction on climate change.
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2019, there will be 145,600 new cases of the disease and 51,020 deaths across the United States, making it the fourth most diagnosed form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer mortality.
Every day is a new day. That is an indisputable fact. By accepting each new day with a fresh, enthusiastic attitude, we can empower our life and make it more joyful. What could be blocking our...
Our work should be a manifestation of who we are and what we believe. Often when life is stagnating, unfulfilling, or inauthentic we see it in multiple areas of our lives. It shows itself in our finances, our relationships, our spiritual lives, and our work.
My childhood perceptions were part of a narrative I call the Story of the People, in which humanity was destined to create a perfect world through science, reason, and technology: to conquer nature, transcend our animal origins, and engineer a rational society.
Science is showing how immersion in nature speeds healing and acts as an antidote for many ailments.
In today's video, we look at how to grow the Crossandra Plant. We look at two plant vareities - the Sundance Crossandra which produces orange flowers and the Firecracker plant which produces red flowers.
Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable.
This Gluten Free Carrot Cake is moist, fluffy and super flavorful. It's 100% free of grains, gluten and refines sugar and so easy to make. This carrot cake would be a great addition to an Easter Brunch,
Homeschooling is on the increase globally. The BBC recently reported that the number of homeschooled students in the United Kingdom increased by 40% from 2014 to 2017
Although the term itself is not new, fake news presents a growing threat for societies across the world.
Managed retreat in the face of sea level rise will be a mixed bag, researchers predict.
It's up to us. We can spend our lives cultivating our resentments and cravings or we can explore the path of the warrior -- nurturing open-mindedness and courage. Most of us keep strengthening our negative habits and therefore sow the seeds of our own suffering.
Blessing, in the meaning used in books I have written on the practice of blessing, often results in healing. A perusal of the section on healing testimonies on my site shows that numerous healings or resolutions of “impossible” situations have occurred through this practice...
So runs the story of one of the Italian nuns I interviewed earlier this year, as part of a wider investigation into the unsung contributions of women workers, and why they have been historically undervalued.
Learn how to grow beets or beet root plants in your vegetable garden. We show you show to grow beets from seeds, how to transplant them to containers or raised beds, how to care for your beetroot plants.
No yoga mat or stretchy pants required for this 14 min Office Break Yoga! Carve out time for yourself to stretch it out, create space, connect with your breath, focus your mind and replenish your body.
Robert Reich explains how the modern economy really works and what we can do expand economic opportunity. Watch More
Between 2011 and 2017, the number of children homeschooled in Australia grew by more than 80%. In Queensland, it nearly quadrupled during this period. This suggests one in 200 Australian students were home educated in 2017.
We’ve recently heard a lot about Candida auris, a deadly, multidrug-resistant fungus emerging around the world.
According to a recent major UN report, if we are to limit temperature rise to 1.5 °C and prevent the most catastrophic effects of climate change, we need to reduce global CO₂ emissions to net zero by 2050.
By engaging in sacred reciprocity with the raw forces of nature as well as the spiritual powers present in the area, you deepen your awareness of interdependence with all life’s dimensions...
On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, discusses heart health hot topics: aspirin, eggs and heart disease.
Big Tobacco is increasingly using social media to find new ways to hook young people on smoking, circumventing decades of laws restricting the marketing of traditional cigarettes to minors.
In the future, swarms of robots could help us perform tasks from search and rescue to farming, researchers say.
Warm, nurturing messages need repeating over and over again with our children.
Most people have experienced being blocked up from time to time, whether it’s while travelling, after taking painkillers, or when you’ve let your diet go.
In today's episode we look at growing a compact, bush cucumber variety called bush slicer cucumber. Cucumber can be of vining type or bush type. This cucumber is a bush type, compact cucumber variety
A vegetable frittata is close to the perfect meal! It’s loaded with veggies, packed with protein and healthy fats, and works well for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This would be a great recipe for Easter,
“Are we in Maryland’s third congressional district?” Karen asked on a recent visit to the UMBC campus. Despite zooming into the district’s map on Wikipedia, neither of us could tell.
Across the globe, people are living longer. Many countries – including the UK – have responded by raising the age of retirement.
It has been tremendously helpful for me to understand the difference between consciousness and spirituality. Spirituality is one type of energy — the energy that links us to our deepest essential nature and to the universal source. Consciousness is the awareness of all of the energies within us..
It's common for people to form groups of like minded individuals who also have similar abilities. Evolution confers advantages on heterogeneous groups of people and groups with diverse talent sets.
The general wisdom was, until recently, “If you want to live a long, healthy life, choose your grandparents wisely.”
Scientists have been making projections of future global warming using climate models of increasing complexity for the past four decades.
Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating compound of the Cannabis plant, has exploded in popularity in recent times, touted as a medical “cure-all”.
This gentle and nurturing 26 minute session is made with love and designed to support you, wherever you are today. Use the tools of pranayama to calm the nervous system as Adriene guides us through this
We hear a lot about tolerance these days.Tolerance is a moral virtue best placed within the moral domain
Follow our garlic plants all the way from planting using the Ruth Stout method (hay mulch, no diging or tilling), to harvesting, and drying.
The Australian continent has a remarkable history — a story of isolation, desiccation and resilience on an ark at the edge of the world.
Warning that Islamic extremists want to impose fundamentalist religious rule in American communities, right-wing lawmakers in dozens of U.S. states have tried banning Sharia, an Arabic term often understood to mean Islamic law.
In our continuing quest to experiment with a multitude of permaculture techniques, this time we decided to construct a Back to Eden style garden bed... and in doing so, also prevented desertification!
The bummer about 'shoulds' is that when we are dominated by them, we are also dominated by the fear of being rejected or abandoned in some way, because that's the core emotional fear that activates many of them. These ongoing fears leave many of us drained and exhausted...
After one of the hottest years on record, Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat.
Australia’s national minimum wage should become a “living wage”, according to a new campaign from the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). But what exactly is a living wage?
An Indigenous-led organization in New Mexico is using fungus in an attempt to remove chemicals from soil.
We are surrounded by an abundance of delicious food. Throughout the developed world, cooking shows saturate our televisions and streaming video feeds advertise greasy burgers and decadent chocolates
In the U.S., over 6 million children had ongoing asthma in 2016. Globally, asthma kills around 1,000 people every day – and its prevalence is rising.
Learn how to cook crispy baked tofu three delicious ways. The base of this tofu recipe is made up low-sodium tamari, avocado oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cornstarch.
Sitting is probably killing you slowly — whether you exercise vigorously every day or not.
“Digital ethics and privacy” shot into research and advisory company Gartner’s top ten strategic technology trends for 2019. Before that it barely raised a mention.
Facebook recently announced it’s banning a number of Canadian far-right figures and groups from its platform.
Ten years ago, on Oct. 3, 2008, United States President George W. Bush signed the “Troubled Assets Relief Program” (TARP) that promised $700 billion to support banks and companies that were hit by the global financial crisis.
The results can often be dramatic when people start to love themselves, give up pretending, and really learn how to relax. Two processes can happen spontaneously even when you are not having professional treatment: catharsis and abreaction. It can be a little alarming, but you will feel better as a result of it.
Help support our channel: https://www.patreon.com/backtoreality After a long and difficult summer, we're finally ready to give some garden updates. So let's start off with the changes we've been making
Imagine listening to your favorite song, how it makes you feel, and the flood of memories the sounds bring with them.
While flames engulfed Notre Dame on the evening of April 15 and the world watched in despair, French president Emmanuel Macron told news cameras that the Paris cathedral was part of the history of all French people:
You might find your car dying on the freeway while other vehicles around you lose control and crash.
Hop on the mat for this full length warming vinyasa flow dedicated to respect and replenishment. Welcome in some heat as you stretch, strengthen, and create space. Replenish your energy to restore balance
Opioid-related deaths have been rising over recent years in North America and globally. New data released by the Public Health Agency of Canada reveals that more than 10,300 Canadians died as a result of an apparent opioid-related overdose between January 2016 and September 2018.
In recent weeks, Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg has captured wide media attention.
There’s a lot of confusion about Easter – not least because this most important of all Christian festivals moves around so much from year to year, decided by a complex set of calculations based on the vernal equinox and the phase of the moon.
Dare to make eye contact with another. As the adage says, "The eyes are the window to the soul." Making eye contact is one of the most basic ways to share our inner light with another. Daring to communicate with someone in this simple way is...
Within all of us, there’s a light that shines like a lantern’s bright flame. We may call it love, divine energy, or an expression of our Source. No matter what name we give it, that light never goes out.
The three constructive Ultimate Attitudes are universal concepts that are at the root of every major religion and philosophy. I believe that to be "enlightened" means that we truly and deeply live by these three principles.
This week, we focus on the Light that we are, and on our own rebirth from the forces of negativity and fear. We bring you numerous articles from our regular and new authors, and feature some excerpts from new books that are just "hot off the press".
There is a lovely teaching (or ‘Sutra’) of the Buddha that clearly illustrates the importance of acceptance. It is called the “Sutra of the Arrows” and it relates how even the good and the wise are regularly struck by the first arrow, which is that of the unavoidable pain of life.
This weekly astrological journal is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.
Choice is perhaps our most vital freedom. We sometimes start sentences with “Given a choice . . .” In reality, almost every waking moment offers myriad choices. Many are small and inconsequential, whereas others are life changing.
Set in a fictional firm in New York, the TV series Suits glamorises the life of lawyers working in a modern corporate firm
Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for death globally and has reached the status of a global pandemic — a definition that is usually associated with infectious diseases like influenza.
New research clarifies how we understand metaphors—like “grasping” an idea—and how that process is rooted in our bodily experience.
There has been an impressive expansion in school enrolment in India since the early 2000s. Despite this, India is in the midst of a “learning crisis”, with improvements in learning lagging behind increases in enrolment.
As the measles outbreaks spread, many people are growing concerned. New York City declared a public health emergency and mandated vaccinations in four ZIP codes where vaccination rates have been low.
Cybersecurity incidents are gaining an increasingly high profile. In the past, these incidents may have been perceived primarily as a somewhat distant issue for organisations such as banks to deal with.
Supporters of the Green New Deal are launching a nationwide tour Thursday to build support for the congressional resolution to transform the U.S. economy through funding renewable energy while ending
Beyond all of the material gifts we share, the greatest gift we can offer each other is the truth of who we really are. While true love invites us to come out and stand naked in the sun, fearful "love" asks us to hide who we are for the sake of holding on to a person or relationship. When you think about it, how valuable can a relationship be if you have to live in the dark to keep it?
Whoever truly understands and deeply feels an inner relationship with and a shared responsibility for fellow creatures can never subscribe to the cult of indifference. In a world crisis like the present one...
Just as there is day and night and two sides to every coin, whenever there is negativity there is also positivity. And just as negativity can block your intuition so, too, can unrealistic positivity.
This planet needs as many of you as possible to create the consciousness shift now occurring. And how you feel it! It can feel beautiful, wonderful, joyous, humorous, light, fun. It can also feel torturous and wretched. The shift involves a whole spectrum of emotional states.
Society’s expectations about gender roles alter the human brain at the cellular level, according to a new paper.
My pious Baptist grandmother once shockingly confessed, at the ripe old age of 93, that she didn’t want to go to heaven.
A successful homeschooling experience happens when children and parents know the expectations, set targets and enjoy it.
As the push for the Green New Deal builds momentum in the United States, The Intercept has released a short illustrated video imagining a future shaped by the progressive environmental movement.
It is telling that the greatest early modern philosophical defender of tolerance was a refugee.
Think of the last time you had something to celebrate. If you toasted the happy occasion, your drink was probably alcoholic – and bubbly.
Surveillance used to be expensive. Even just a few years ago, tailing a person’s movements around the clock required rotating shifts of personnel devoted full-time to the task. Not any more, though.
Extracts from the seeds of the Ginkgo biloba tree show antibacterial activity on pathogens that can cause skin infections such as acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema, a new study finds.
The devastating floods in the Indian state of Kerala are a stark reminder of the vulnerability of the world’s most densely populated regions to weather and climate phenomena.
Our real existence is as Spirit, and only in the degree that we perceive our real existence as Spirit, do we drop the false sense of life as material. Then we see that the structural life of man, animal, and plant is but the false sense of existence; that our concern for the so-called necessities of material living has been unnecessary...
As Christians observe Good Friday they will remember, with devotion and prayer, the death of Jesus on the Cross.
Every aspect of life can be guided by artificial intelligence algorithms – from choosing what route to take for your morning commute, to deciding whom to take on a date, to complex legal and judicial matters such as predictive policing.